Monday, July 23, 2018

Bright and Bold Cards - on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog

Good morning again! I also have these two bold cards on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog this morning as part of a fun blog hop - with giveaways too! Make sure and hop over to check it out HERE!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Layered Alcohol Ink Backgrounds - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! Have you tried alcohol inks yet? It is a fun and addicting process I must say! I put these together with a video that is up on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning to share some fun ways to use the backgrounds you can create - and they feature a SUPER funny stamp set too! You can check it out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

LID July Release Day 1 - Celebrate Scooter

Hello! The day is finally here to start sharing projects with the BRAND NEW July release at Lil' Inker Designs! While this is a smaller release than some others, it is packed with lots of cuteness!!!! You can find the entire new release HERE!

You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!

Today I have this bright and cheery little card using the brand new ADORABLE Scooter Balloons Stamp Set, along with a couple other new items!!!

This is such a cute and fun set! The Coordinating Dies work together as one piece, then you can add whichever set of balloons you wish! I love the fun whimsical feel to this set! I colored it up with Copics, then added a good coat of Glossy Accents on the balloons and parts of the scooter, and heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a strip of black cardstock.

The background oval features the new Quilted Stitched So Stylish Die - another one in my favorite line of cover dies that die cuts a pattern in solid cardstock - LOVE!!! I die cut it with Stitched Mats: Ovals, and mounted on a panel of plaid paper die cut with Silly Stitched Dies.

Here is a closer look at the fun dimension and shine:

Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun! would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rainbow Mod Flowers - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good morning! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning! This week is rainbows of ink and Mod Flowers Stamp Set along with Cue the Confetti 6x6 paper pad from the most recent release! I hope you'll come check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Spellbinders Indie Hop WINNER

Good morning! It's time to announce the $25 Gift Certificate winner from the Spellbinder's Indie Blog Hop last week! Here is the lucky winner:

Congratulations Char! Please contact Spellbinders at by 7/22/18 with the subject line "Spellbinders July 2018 Blog Hop Winner from Heather Hoffman's Blog" and they will get your prize out to you! (***Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes***)

Thanks again to everyone who hopped along! And have a wonderful day!!!

More Modern Rose Bloom Backgrounds - Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit

Good morning! I'm here to share a set of cards similar to the pair posted yesterday, but with some slight variations using the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for August - Mandy's Flowers! This kit is AMAZING! There is not only a large 6x8 stamp set included, but also a gorgeous 6x6 background stamp! And all this in addition to the beautiful pattern paper, embellishments, and cardstock! Like yesterday, my cards today focus on the beautiful Modern Rose Blooms 6x6 background stamp, with a few other little items from the kit mixed in with some word dies from previous releases:

For both cards, once I added the background, I used either Big Friend Wafer Dies or Big Thanks Wafer Die from a previous release to add the the large sentiment, die cut from kraft and white cardstock, then stamped a sentiment from Mandy's Flowers - the stamp set included in the kit - on strip of white cardstock. Tucked one of the Doodlebug Tiny Heart Enamel Shapes underneath to finish off. This first card uses a combination of SSS Dye inks. I used my MISTI to stamp, and just added once color of ink at a time only inking the stamp up partially, so it created a sort of ombre background. This first one uses Lemon Chiffon, Pale Blush Pink, and Sea Glass:

For the large words on these 3 cards today, I added Glossy Accents to the main die cut word for fun shine!

This next card used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink - and like the first card yesterday with distress ink, I inked up the stamp, misted it with water, then pressed my watercolor paper over the top - smoothing it out with my hands - then peeled it off and let it dry. The oxide ink gives a slightly softer more chalky feel than the plain distress ink - it is just lovely!

It's a bit harder to see the Glossy Accents on the white word here in the photo, but a fun accent all the same!

And finally, this card is the bold and bright version! This is actually the first background I stamped - and not my favorite. I like the colors, but feel like they didn't blend as well as the softer colors. I actually didn't fully clean the stamp on the paler version, so if it looks like the colors aren't perfectly represented, there were some remnants of these bolder colors on the stamp. This color combo is Hot Mama, Burnt Orange, and Scuba.

And again - don't forget the Glossy Accents on the thanks word!

Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:

So now that you have seen so many different varieties, what would you love to do with this background stamp?!?

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Inspire me to be Better - on the Unity Blog

Playing with some Gesso and Distress Crayons today on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! You can check out the details and video on this card HERE if you want more info!

Have a great day - thanks for stopping by!